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The “Shape-Shifting Sheik” and the “Sydney Siege”

 Suspect had multiple aliases, granted political asylum by Australian government. Another embarrassing chapter has unfolded for Western intelligence and security communities in the wake of the so-called “Sydney Siege.” The suspect named by the media as “Man Haron Monis” also has gone by the names “Manteghi Boroujerdi” and “Mohammad Hassan Manteghi” and was an individual […] Read More →

Nothing Succeeds Like Liberal Secession

Kurt Schlichter, Blue America Without Red America Would Be A Basket Case.  The July 4, 2019, ceremony marking the final dissolution of the United States of America was quite amicable compared to the anger and bitterness of the preceding five years. The 2014 election results created a map clearly defining “Red America” and “Blue America,” […] Read More →

UN expert calls for prosecution over US torture

 The United Nations’ top special investigator for counterterrorism is calling for the prosecution of senior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush’s national security policies. Ben Emmerson, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, says all CIA and other U.S. government officials who carried […] Read More →

U.S. Braced for Blowback as CIA Report Lays Bare Abuses

 The U.S. braced for international blowback after revelations that American-held terrorism suspects received more brutal treatment than previously known, from forcible rectal feeding to being hung from iron bars, under a CIA interrogation program that was ended in 2009. Officials heightened security at U.S. posts worldwide and sought to reassure allies that might be alienated […] Read More →

The Great Marijuana Hoax

By Allen Ginsberg “I’ve never had a chance to explain my position on this subject without interruption, and to a large audience. So people mistakenly think I’m asking people to take dope-fiend dope.”  How much there is to be revealed about marijuana in this decade in America for the general public! The actual experience of […] Read More →

Why are Jerusalem’s 300,000 Arabs rising up again?

 Once again, widespread popular unrest has broken out in Jerusalem. Since July, there have been clashes between young Arabs and Israeli security forces using tear gas, rubber bullets, live ammunition and truncheons.   Why are the Arab residents of Jerusalem taking to the streets? Many feel provoked by increasing attempts by Jewish religious zealots to […] Read More →

Russia to Fly Bombers to U.S. Gulf as Ukraine Escalates

 Russia plans to extend long-range bomber patrols as far as the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific Ocean, its defense minister said, as NATO accused Vladimir Putin’s government of sending more troops into Ukraine. With Ukraine warning its conflict is close to returning to open war, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said his country’s […] Read More →

Should the West withdraw from the world to win its love?

 In his original and argumentative history of the Anglo-American domination of the past three or more centuries, Walter Russell Mead writes that both the UK and the United States believed their imposition of a world order served the highest interests of humanity. From Oliver Cromwell’s denunciation of Spanish cruelty in the 1650s to Ronald Reagan’s […] Read More →

Presidential Crimes: Then And Now

 Writing for Americans is not always an enjoyable experience. Many readers want to have their prejudices confirmed, not challenged. Emotions rule their reason, and they are capable of a determined resistance to facts and are not inhibited from displays of rudeness and ignorance.  Indeed, some are so proud of their shortcomings that they can’t wait […] Read More →

Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on ‘unprecedented scale’ – UN

 UN report suggests decline of al-Qaida has yielded an explosion of jihadist enthusiasm for its even mightier successor organisations, chiefly Isis. The United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the twin conflicts in Iraq and Syria on “an unprecedented scale” and from countries that had not previously contributed combatants to global terrorism. […] Read More →